|— Lacrosse player ♂ —|
|Born||April 6, 1967
Lindenhurst, New York
|Position||Field Lacrosse Goaltender, Box Lacrosse Goaltender|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Former NLL teams||New York Saints|
|Former MLL teams||Long Island Lizards|
|NLL Draft||1st overall, 2001
|U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2004
NLL Hall of Fame, 2008
LoCascio is one of the only lacrosse goaltenders who was able to play as both a box and a field lacrosse goaltender.
University of Massachusetts Amherst (1985 - 1989) From 1985 to 1989, LoCascio played for University of Massachusetts Amherst. He set the record for the most saves by any NCAA goalie in 1987, with 271 saves. LoCascio graduated in 1989, and was a four-time All-American. In 2000, he was elected to the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame.
New York Saints
LoCascio signed with the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League as an undrafted free agent in 1990. He played 10 seasons with the Saints as their starting goaltender from 1990 to 2000. LoCascio was named all-pro five times, in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1997.
Long Island Lizards
In 2000, LoCascio took part in the inaugural Major League Lacrosse draft. He was drafted 1st overall by the Bridgeport Barrage, making him the first selection in the history of the National Lacrosse League. LoCascio's rights were subsequently traded to the Long Island Lizards (Now the New York Lizards). Even though LoCascio only played one full season with the Lizards, LoCascio performed well, and led the team to the inaugural Steinfeld Cup in 2001, defeating the Baltimore Bayhawks.
In 2002, LoCascio was named the head coach of the Bridgeport Barrage of Major League Lacrosse. He remained with the team after it moved to Philadelphia, and won the Major League Lacrosse Steinfeld Cup and the Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award in 2004.
LoCascio currently resides in Bayport, NY, and runs a local training camp, 91 Lacrosse.
In 2004, LoCascio was awarded the Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award. He was also inducted into U.S. National Lacrosse Hall of Fame the same year. In February 2008, LoCascio was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.
|Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award
- Borelli, Tom (February 27, 2008). "A Saint Named Sal". LaxMagazine.com. Retrieved 2008-02-28.
- "Sal LoCascio Hall of Fame Class Bio". USLacrosse.org. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
- "Class of 2000 Announced:UMass Athletic Hall of Fame". UMASSAthletics.com. June 26, 2000. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
- "League Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2008". NLL.com. January 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-09.